Hotel Review: Metropol Palace Belgrade

Hotel Metropol Palace Belgrade Pool

The Metropol Palace Belgrade is a luxury hotel in the Serbian capital. In this extensive review, we’ll explain why staying here is a good experience despite the hotel not looking that great from the outside.

When I think of historic luxury hotels belonging to Marriott’s Luxury Collection, I’m having stunning buildings in mind. Well, the Metropol Palace isn’t a highlight from the outside.

Hotel Metropol Palace Belgrade

That said, the property has been fully renovated and really is a different story from the inside, starting with a beautiful lobby, followed by a generally nice mix between historic and modern elements.

  • Classification: Five Stars
  • Room Category: Deluxe Room
  • Month of Stay: May

The location of the Metropol Palace Belgrade is decent. It’s not directly in the city center, but in a nice area and close to several sights and directly opposite of a tram station.

Deluxe Room at the Metropol Palace Belgrade

The Deluxe Room I was upgraded to (I booked through the Marriott STARS program) immediately left a good impression on me and very much felt like a Junior Suite.

Hotel Metropol Palace Belgrade Deluxe Room

The design is modern, but not overly though. This makes the room feel stylish, but yet comfortable. Interestingly, a sofa and armchair are located right at the foot of bed.

Hotel Metropol Palace Belgrade Deluxe Room

The centerpiece is a very comfortable bed with two nightstands, where I slept very well (sound insulation is quite good).

Hotel Metropol Palace Belgrade Deluxe Room

On the other side of the room, there’s a very long desk as well as a flat-screen television and a couple of shelves (a nice little design feature).

Hotel Metropol Palace Belgrade Deluxe Room

The working desk has a really good size and a fairly comfortable, but sadly not ergonomic chair.

Hotel Metropol Palace Belgrade Deluxe Room

On the desk, you can find a coffee machine, which is a great feature.

Hotel Metropol Palace Belgrade Deluxe Room

The view of the neighborhood is nothing to talk home about.

Hotel Metropol Palace Belgrade Deluxe Room View

The bathroom can be entered from the middle of the room and comes with a sliding door.

Hotel Metropol Palace Belgrade Deluxe Room Bathroom

I’d say it’s medium-sized with a small vanity, but enough storage space around.

Hotel Metropol Palace Belgrade Deluxe Room Bathroom

The toilet is located in the middle of the room and doesn’t offer any additional privacy.

Hotel Metropol Palace Belgrade Deluxe Room Bathroom

What’s nice though is the large walk-in shower with a good water pressure.

Hotel Metropol Palace Belgrade Deluxe Room Bathroom

I really liked the room at the Metropol Palace Belgrade and would consider it to be above average for luxury hotels and definitely a bit more individual than the (also very nice) rooms at the Hilton Belgrade and the Radisson Collection Belgrade.

Breakfast at the Metropol Palace Belgrade

In the morning, you can enjoy breakfast in the hotel’s restaurant, either inside or on the terrace, if weather permits.

Hotel Metropol Palace Belgrade Breakfast

The breakfast spread is extensive and comes with a good selection of bakery goods, cold cuts, cheeses, fresh fruits, veggies, some fish and more.

You may also enjoy the selection of various hot dishes on the buffet, including all the Western classics.

Hotel Metropol Palace Belgrade Breakfast

In addition, omelettes and other egg dishes can be ordered and are prepared freshly.

Hotel Metropol Palace Belgrade Breakfast

Overall, breakfast at the Metropol Palace Belgrade is very much what I would have expected from a luxury hotel. It’s a good spread and decent quality, but not comparable to the massive breakfast spreads hotels in Asia, like the Conrad Tokyo or Conrad Singapore offer.

Lunch at the Metropol Palace Belgrade

During my stay, I also had lunch at the Metropol Palace Belgrade with my colleagues. The restaurant of the property is fairly fancy, offering options like sole (which was really good).

Hotel Metropol Palace Belgrade Lunch

While the dishes happened to be rather small, the quality of everything was exceptional, so the restaurant is definitely worth recommending, just be aware that prices are on the high side for Belgrade.

I also had room service in the evening, where I had a more classic dish. The Club Sandwich with fries was good enough, but not exceptional.

Hotel Metropol Palace Belgrade Room Service

All in all, a good food experience, even for a luxury hotel.

Pool & Gym at the Metropol Palace Belgrade

In the basement, the Metropol Palace offers a very large recreation area. The gym is not only large, but also very well equipped.

Hotel Metropol Palace Belgrade Gym

There’s a lot of modern equipment for cardio training and the two times I visited, the area was quite empty, allowing for an enjoyable workout.

Hotel Metropol Palace Belgrade Gym

There are also a couple of strengh machines as well as different weights, a well rounded offering.

Hotel Metropol Palace Belgrade Gym

I’d say that the highlight is the very stylishly designed swimming pool though.

Hotel Metropol Palace Belgrade Pool

Not only does it look good, but it’s also a nice pool to do some laps as it’s very long and also doesn’t feel crowded if a couple of people go for a swim.

Hotel Metropol Palace Belgrade Pool

You can also enjoy one of the many loungers next to the pool or the jacuzzi.

Other features of this area include a sauna and steam bath as well as a recreation area, where you can find some small snacks.

If weather permits, you can even lounge outside with nice garden views – really nice!

Hotel Metropol Palace Belgrade Spa

While maybe not as amazing as at the Fontenay Hamburg, I really enjoyed the recreation facilities. For a city hotel, this is a great offering!

Overall impressions of the Metropol Palace Belgrade

The only real weakness of the Metropol Palace Belgrade is the service, which was spotty from time to time. Other than that, there’s not a lot not to love about this property. The value for the money is exceptional, the rooms are nicely designed and the recreation facilities are great. I also enjoyed both, breakfast and dinner. Thus, I can just highly recommend staying here!

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